Tuesday 10 March
TLT Offices, London
As part of our mission to transform the world’s energy systems for a net zero future, Regen is producing a series of “Decade to Make a Difference” thought leadership papers. These papers examine the radical step-changes that are needed to deliver transformative change across the energy system and outline what should be done in the next ten years to put us on the right path to a net zero future.
We are pleased to invite you to the launch of the ‘decarbonisation of heat’ paper from this series, produced by Regen and sponsored by Wales and West Utilities.
This paper proposes that whilst the exact pathway to decarbonising heat in the UK is not yet clear, there are a range of actions that could be taken in the next ten years to shift heat onto the right route to meet our 2050 net zero obligation. We already possess many of the skills and technologies required, but there are a number of significant barriers preventing a spontaneous movement towards low carbon heat on the scale required – a starting impulse is needed.
Energy efficiency and low carbon heating have the potential to radically improve the quality of life of not just the poorest in our society but all residents of the United Kingdom. With the right approach, the decarbonisation of heat can improve health outcomes for millions, create new jobs in manufacturing and construction, reduce air pollution in our cities and reduce the burden on our health service. This, in addition to leading the world in mitigating the climate emergency.
This launch event is an opportunity to hear about the key findings of the paper and debate with influential stakeholders across the energy, heat and buildings sector and beyond, to find the right path for the decarbonisation of heat.
We will hear from:
- Charlotte Large, head of heat strategy and programme, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Chris Clarke, energy strategy director, Wales and West Utilities
- Johnny Gowdy, director, Regen
- Mark Howard, project manager, Regen.
The paper has been sponsored by Wales and West Utilities and the launch event is kindly hosted by TLT.